Politics
18 October 2007
Paddy Costello never knew what brought his brilliant career to a sudden end in 1954. He was the rising star of New...
UK Politics
09 October 2006
There is nothing new about Tony Blair's departure. Most prime ministers have to be dragged out of 10 Downing Street...
Politics
07 August 2006
It is easy to laugh at management consultants. They are grey men and women who like to think they are cowboys and...
Law
19 June 2006
More than half (54 per cent) of Britain's most influential journalists - editors, columnists, presenters - come from...
Politics
19 June 2006
In February 1906, 29 men walked into the House of Commons committee room 12. It was the first meeting of the...
Society
17 April 2006
When St Paul's Roman Catholic High School in Glasgow told David McNab, an atheist maths teacher, that his application...
UK Politics
20 February 2006
Those of us who were there never tire of reading books about Labour's wilderness after 1979. We think we saw enough...
UK Politics
13 February 2006
Neil Kinnock has been biting his tongue ever since 1997, and had every intention of continuing to bite it. A close...
Politics
16 January 2006
If you were a member of the Garrick Club, or the Athenaeum or Reform, you would expect staff and members to keep your...
UK Politics
19 December 2005
It was always likely to be his last year in No 10, the year when he would at last be true to himself and stamp his...
UK Politics
14 November 2005
''I am e-mailing you today," began the friendly but respectful note from the Home Secretary, "to find out your views on...
Books
31 October 2005
Most books about education are unreadable. They are stuffed with phrases such as "learning outcomes" and take a top-...
Politics
01 August 2005
Sixty years ago, Violet Attlee drove her little family saloon to Buckingham Palace. There she sat in the car while her...
UK Politics
18 July 2005
Once, most children went to places called schools. Only the very rich went to colleges, with names like Eton College,...
UK Politics
11 July 2005
What you think about John Smith defines who you are in Labour party politics. If you think he was the last complacent...

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